2012 Punch Woods Endowment Grants Awarded to Four Local Organizationsby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Dec. 07, 2012, under Press Releases
Tucson: Four local organizations are recipients of the 2012 Punch Woods Endowment Grants. The awardees are:
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture – $3,000
Grant will be used to establish the Amigos Farming Education and Resource Center as a tool and seed library, where they will provide farming and gardening information for the community of Double Adobe and surrounding areas.
International Rescue Committee in Tucson – $3,000
Grant will be used to strengthen and expand community gardening among refugees who are building new lives here in Southern Arizona.
La Frontera Center – $3,000
Grant will be used to repair established garden sites and increase the ability of community members living with mental health issues to make healthy choices related to diet.
Tucson Waldorf School – $3,000
Grant will be used to add a fruit tree orchard and perennial herb garden to already existing vegetable farm, as well as incorporate a community composting program.
The purpose of the Punch Woods Endowment is dedicated and limited to supporting community food security programs, which is defined as the state in which persons obtain a nutritionally adequate, culturally acceptable diet through local non-emergency sources. Food security programs build strong, sustainable, local food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times. This includes physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet their dietary needs for a productive and healthy life.
For more information concerning the Punch Woods Endowment Grants please contact Sio Castillo at (520) 882-3308.